beta iron


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beta iron

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(Metallurgy) a nonmagnetic allotrope of pure iron stable between 770°C and 910°C
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Noun1.beta iron - an allotrope of iron that is the same as alpha iron except that it is nonmagnetic; stable between 768 and 906 degrees centigrade
atomic number 26, Fe, iron - a heavy ductile magnetic metallic element; is silver-white in pure form but readily rusts; used in construction and tools and armament; plays a role in the transport of oxygen by the blood